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Minimum wage set to increase to €9.55

Minimum wage set to increase to €9.55 There was good news for employees to day as the Government confirmed that the national minimum wage will increase by 30c per hour next January. "It would be the fourth increase in the minimum wage since 2011, and the second under this Government, and a further step towards the Programme for Government commitment for a minimum wage of €10.50". [Full Article...]

Flare-up as Matthews win again at the Tour

Team Dimension Data's Steve Cummings took part in the workload at the front of the peloton, which ultimately saw the group with Kittel getting dropped for good. The profile of today looked like one for a breakaway but with Matthews chasing the points classification and the GC battle taking place in the crosswinds there was always a strong chance of it coming back together. [Full Article...]

BLM Temporarily Closing Merced River Recreation Sites Due to Detwiler Fire

BLM Temporarily Closing Merced River Recreation Sites Due to Detwiler Fire The fire jumped over Highway 140 on Tuesday, causing it to close nearly nine miles east of the Merced/Mariposa County lines. It's burning near Highway 49, a historical route winding its way up California foothills of the western Sierra Nevada dotted with communities and landmarks that sprouted up during the state's Gold Rush. [Full Article...]

Trump rages at media for reporting previously undisclosed meeting with Putin

Putin and Trump agreed on a partial Syrian ceasefire in their initial meeting, where Russian officials said Trump also accepted Moscow's assertions that it had nothing to do with any election meddling. The pair's relationship is under intense scrutiny, following revelations that his own met with Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskya over receiving intelligence to discredit presidential rival Hill... [Full Article...]

Trump calls Putin meeting reports 'sick' fake news

Trump calls Putin meeting reports 'sick' fake news They later held the bilateral meeting , which was attended briefly by a pool of reporters. "All the leaders" circulated around the room throughout the dinner, and "President Trump spoke with many leaders", the statement said. "There was no "second meeting " between President Trump and President Putin, just a brief conversation at the end of a dinner", the statement continued. [Full Article...]

Korea May Have Boosted Nuclear Weapons Stockpile With Plutonium Production, Experts Say

Korea May Have Boosted Nuclear Weapons Stockpile With Plutonium Production, Experts Say The proposal has been reported as confirmation of Moon's conciliatory approach towards North Korea as Pyongyang continues its nuclear missile programme . The government is likely North Korea's largest user of fuel products, but most petrol and diesel bought by ordinary citizens comes from private dealers and smugglers, experts say. [Full Article...]

Hillary Clinton Still Less Popular than Donald Trump

Hillary Clinton Still Less Popular than Donald Trump Forty-one percent of those polled said they have a favorable view of Trump compared to 39 percent who said the same about Clinton . She also received a higher unfavorable score of 58 percent, while Mr. Bernie Sanders of Vermont had won the Democratic nomination, or that they never liked Clinton and only voted for her because she was the lesser of two bad choices. [Full Article...]

Failure on healthcare reform is a major defeat for Republicans

With a number of Senate Republican moderates voicing concern about how the latest bill could adversely impact millions of people insured through Medicaid, the health coverage program for the poor and the disabled, McConnell's bid floundered. [Full Article...]

Bareilly Ki Barfi trailer : Meet the quirky Barfi 'Kriti Sanon' of Bareilly

Bareilly Ki Barfi trailer : Meet the quirky Barfi 'Kriti Sanon' of Bareilly Bareilly Ki Barfi First Look Poster created so many expectations on the flick. Below is the Latest Poster of the Bareilly Ki Barfi . But if there's somebody who steals the show, it's hands down Kriti Sanon with her thumkaas and on point dance moves. [Full Article...]

Watching Shah Rukh Khan Taste Dal Baati in Rajasthan Is Pure Delight

Watching Shah Rukh Khan Taste Dal Baati in Rajasthan Is Pure Delight Unlike half Bollywood, Shah Rukh Khan has hit US only now. Could SRK become the new global face of anti-smoking campaigns? Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan , who has been promoting Dubai in India, will release his latest movie Jab Harry Met Sejal in the UAE a day before it releases in India. [Full Article...]

Tamil Nadu MLAs get 100 per cent double salary hike

Tamil Nadu MLAs get 100 per cent double salary hike Tamil Nadu is in the grip of a severe drought that has worsened the economic condition of farmers, many of whom recently returned to protest in Delhi after the state government allegedly failed to fulfil its promises. Earlier this month, the Supreme Court had stayed an order by the Madras High Court that had in April extended the loan waiver to all farmers even though the scheme meant to help on... [Full Article...]

Fox News' John Roberts Hits Back at Sanders Huckabee Jab

Fox News' John Roberts Hits Back at Sanders Huckabee Jab Roberts sits in the front row, so it's not like he can just quietly slip out without anyone noticing. When FNC's John Roberts , a critic of the no-camera policy, left the press briefing of Trump spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders , she quipped: " John Roberts is bored today, he's stepping out". [Full Article...]

South Korea's new president wants military talks with North Korea

South Korea's new president wants military talks with North Korea He has also postponed the deployment of the American THAAD missile detection system and, to reduce tension with the North, has now extended an olive branch to Pyongyang . But the isolated country, in the past, has repeatedly refused to engage in talks with Seoul unless the South hands over 12 waitresses who defected to Seoul a year ago. [Full Article...]

S. Korea probes N. Korea celebrity who 'returned home'

S. Korea probes N. Korea celebrity who 'returned home' Another source close to Lim suggested she might have traveled to China to bring her family members in North Korea to the South. Lim said in Sunday's broadcast that she is now living with her parents in Anju, South Pyongan Province. The woman said was living with her parents again after returning to the North in June and described her life in the South as hellish. She even accuses the South of fo... [Full Article...]

Trump had second, private meeting with Putin at G20 summit

At one point, First Lady Melania Trump entered the room to hurry them along. An unnamed White House official said that both men used the Russian translator as Mr Trump's translator did not speak Russian. He says the dinner was attended by only leaders, spouses, and translators. The two also discussed the situations in Ukraine and Syria, and after the meeting the Trump administration announced ... [Full Article...]

FG Releases Details Of Second Tranche Of Paris Club Refund

FG Releases Details Of Second Tranche Of Paris Club Refund The Federal Government of Nigeria has released details of payments to the 36 states from another tranche of refund amounting to N243.8 billion being over-deductions on Paris Club, London Club Loans. Abounu disclosed this while addressing newsmen at end of the State Executive Council meeting at the Benue People's House, Makurdi. The Paris club refunds were aimed at assisting state governments set... [Full Article...]

Trump had undisclosed hour-long meeting with Putin at G-20 summit

The meeting had previously gone without mention by the White House. The encounter occurred more than midway through the lengthy dinner, when Mr. Trump left his seat and approached Mr. According to the newspaper, the latest revelation of the American administration's willing to cosy up to Russian Federation "underscores the extent to which Trump was eager throughout the summit to cultivate a frie... [Full Article...]

Khoza: Being led by Zuma intolerable, patriarchal

Khoza: Being led by Zuma intolerable, patriarchal Reacting to the comments the ANC KwaZulu-Natal said it was "of the firm view that Cde Makhosi Khoza has now crossed the line and must immediately face the consequences of her actions". Khoza, however, says that working under Zuma is intolerable. Last week she posted screen grabs of sms threats she had received in which she is warned that she has 21 days to live if she supports the motion of no... [Full Article...]

UAE denies Washington Post report it orchestrated Qatar hack

UAE denies Washington Post report it orchestrated Qatar hack The Post reported Sunday that the USA intelligence officials found that top UAE government officials had discussed the hack and its implementation a day before it occurred. Qatar, the tiny Gulf state being isolated by its neighbors, said Monday the reported involvement of the United Arab Emirates in hacking its government news site in May is "unfortunate" and a breach of agreements among the G... [Full Article...]

Hizbut Tahrir group banned to protect unity

Hizbut Tahrir group banned to protect unity The Indonesia government on Wednesday banned the Hizbul Tahrir group under a new presidential decree that has been criticised by rights groups. The group condemned the ban and said it "will not remain silent", vowing to challenge decision in court. [Full Article...]


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